The asylum system in the UK is fraught with problems that compound the suffering of refugees and people seeking asylum. By campaigning with us you can join a growing movement that is pushing for an asylum system that is fair, humane, and effective – so that refugees can get the protection they need and can rebuild their lives. To stay up to date on our campaigns, don’t forget to sign up to our email updates.
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When a child arrives in the UK as a refugee, they see their new home as a place of safety from the conflict and persecution they left behind. But even when their asylum claim is accepted a new ordeal awaits them.
Current UK law allows adult refugees rebuilding their lives in the country to sponsor their immediate family members to join them. Child refugees, however, are completely deprived this right.
We are fighting to change these rules and reunite more refugees with their family.
The Families Together coalition is made up of over 50 organisations including Refugee Council.
The coalition is calling for:
● Child refugees to be able to sponsor their parents and siblings under the age of 25;
● Adult refugees to be able to sponsor their parents, their children under the age of 25, and their siblings under the age of 25;
● The reintroduction of legal aid for refugee family reunion.
Lift the Ban
People seeking safety in our country are banned from working. They are unable to provide for themselves and their families and often left to live in poverty.14
Right now, right here in the UK, people seeking refugee status are banned from working whilst they wait months, and often years, for a decision on their asylum claim.
They are forced to survive on just £5.39 per day. Leaving them struggling to support themselves and their families, whilst the Government wastes the talents of thousands of people.
This is wrong. People who have risked everything to find safety should have the best chance of contributing to our society and integrating into our communities. This means giving people seeking asylum the right to work so that they can use their skills and live in dignity.